Two of Swords

Rogue (Dual Wielding)

Significance: This one’s an obvious one, as it’s the Class selection for a Rogue wielding two daggers.  How many daggers? Two!  It’s quite literal, if you ask me.

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The card itself represents: Partnership and affiliations, bonding, compromise and negotiation, a balance of opposites, temporary solutions, diplomacy, hidden tensions and uncomfortable truces, conservation, patience, debate, etc.

Reversed: Overturned agreements, duplicity, sabotage, subterfuge, malice, indecision, adverse judgement, contradiction, efforts frustrated, lies and deceit, delusion, emotions dominating logic, inept communication, loss of equilibrium, etc.

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Clad in stripes of nightly blue, the rogue keeps a watchful eye, draped in a cloak to keep himself hidden in shadow, circles marking the flow of life he ends; his companion is stealth.  He wields two daggers, once in each hand; one curved like a serpent that slithers unnoticed towards its prey; the other zig-zagged like a bolt of lightning that strikes so suddenly a killing blow.  Twilit stars in his beard, a wave of red like blood behind him, with a moon full as the darkness that engulfs his enemies.  Another dagger is drawn out on his pointed boot; he always has more, another hidden knife, ready to strike in the night.

What I think this means for DA: Other than the obvious, that it’s going to be a Class option, it gives us a warning, that like an assassin, surprises will creep up on us, and if ill-prepared, could render us incapable.  It could also mean we might see more of the Game, which is quite cloak and dagger, with bards and harlequins.

Links to the Tarot Decks Used in the Comparison, the DAI Tarot Deck, and the Books used to determine what the cards actually represent:

Dragon Age: Inquisition Tarot Deck
Rider-Waite Tarot Deck
Miniture Tarot Deck
The Green Witch Tarot” (Ann Moura) Deck & Book
The Path of the Fool” (Michael Tsarion) Book

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